UConn head coach Jim Calhoun was named head coach of the NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America’s Division I team on Thursday, the league announced.
Calhoun will serve as an assistant coach for the NAIA’s men’s and women’s teams, and he’ll also be an assistant for the league’s national championships.
The move is an interesting one for Calhoun, who had worked for the NCAA for more than a decade and had worked on the Men’s National Swimming Team.
He’s been one of the most respected coaches in college sports since he took over at the school in 2014, having coached at the UConn men’s program for nearly a decade.
He led the Huskies to the national championship in 2016.
A native of the Boston area, Calhoun graduated from the University of Connecticut and then attended the University at Albany before working for the United States Olympic Committee, including as a member of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games team.
He was also a coach at the University College London.